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for 500 years, this man told us -- he's worried. yes, he told us, we are very much concerned about it. and we hope things will settle down as soon as possible. the government wants more and better information from the power company. in fact, a special adviser to the prime minister of japan was appointed today to try to make that happen. it seems even the government here is having a hard time getting to the truth of exactly what's going on with those reactors. dan? >> incredible amount of confusion, still this morning. neal karlinsky reporting from japan. we appreciate it. >>> for more on what this means and how serious it is for people in japan, let's bring in physicist michio kaku in berkeley this morning. thanks for joining us. we appreciate it. >> no problem. >> when we hear about the apology, the rather extraordinary apology from power officials, what is your take on that? >> i think that, if i had the ear of the prime minister, instead of accepting the apology, i would simply remove the utility entirely from leadership of this crisis. and instead, bring in a top team of the world
us, which is why tonight's news is the most dire yet. authorities suspect a large crack has formed in the core container of a reactor at fukushima. meaning that highly radioactive material is exposed and potentially spreading through air and water. here now is david wright with the latest. >> reporter: this was the news everyone here has been dreading for two weeks now, since the nuclear crisis began. a suspected breach of the reactor core. today, the prime minister himself called the situation grave and serious. "we need to be extremely individual lent," he said, adding darkly, "this is not a time for optimism." >> think of the little dutch boy putting his finger in this crack and this crack. suddenly, a huge crack opens up. >> reporter: the canaries bravely put their lives on the line to get the cooling system running again. several of them were dragging a power cable in reactor number three when they stepped in a puddle and radioactive water seeped into their boats. two were rushed to the hospital. >> skin contamination is maybe the least of their problems. there are lots of org
can come true for all of us. >> the first woman nominated for vice president. the barriers broken. we go back to that one moment on the stage. what geraldine ferraro couldn't do then but it changed after. >>> target libya, a libyan woman pleading for help. four of gadhafi's police hustle her away. >>> nuclear nightmare, an ominous turn in japan. radiation found miles out to sea, growing fears the crack in the reactor will only grow. >>> changing course, the unexpected 180, tonight why suze orman is changing her tune on the american dream. >>> one cool concert, literally. they practically built a symphony from ice. >> good evening, we begin tonight with the trailblazer we lost today. before hillary clinton, before sarah palin, there was geraldine ferraro, the first woman to be nominated for vice president. the year was 1984, ferraro, a little known member of congress from queens, new york, was chosen by walter mondale to be his running meat. they lost, but ferraro walked out that night in san francisco and never left. showing how a mother and grandmother could balance her life at home
with the storminess us saturday night. there is a winter storm watch but that is for folks in the southwestern virginia. you can see southern parts of ridge -- on doppler few lonesomeen a flakes. our temperature still in the low 40's. don't thinks is i will see temperatures plummet the 20's. i think we will be seeing a light -- bit of light snow on sunday. 1-3 hance of a seeing decreasing except for in southern maryland. want to see snow? you are more likely to see more in richmond and washington. for snow hastial public works crews. up to treat the roads. toicials plan on -- kiran up treat the roads. >>> we are monitoring a story from the district. child fell from story window and survived. it happened on southern avenue, se. a hearthad to be stopping moment. witnesses saw that little boy the window. you may be able to see the window in your screen. these witnesses saw that little down.unged some folks were fearful he had been killed or injured. police are combing through this outtment trying to figure how a toddler could gain access window and fall out. >> it happened so fast. >> carlos sand
royal possibly 1-3 inches of snow. for us, nothing like that. the moisture is just beginning to approach, across kentucky and tennessee. we will not see the first snowflakes until about midnight tonight. we will talk about the exact snow totals for the district and what we can expect for the upcoming week. i promise that we will look for warmer temperatures on the way. pamela? bu>>> the other top story, the death of a trailblazer. geraldine ferraro, the first woman to run for u.s. vice- president, died this morning at a boston hospital. >> geraldine ferraro made history in 1984 when she was chosen as walter mondale's running mate. >> this is not just a simple, it is a breakthrough. it is not just a statement it is a bond between women all over america. >> she was not only the first woman to represent a major party on the national ticket, she was also the first italian american to do so. best known for her political achievements both before and after politics, she had a long and noteworthy career in public service, starting as a new york city schoolteacher, earning a law degree from fordh
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